Why Buy Lenovo Notebook Business Thinkpad over
Consumer Ideapad?

We strongly recommend Lenovo Notebook – Business Thinkpad over Consumer Lenovo Ideapad Notebook. There are many marked differences in terms of services offering and level of quality of parts.

The price differences can varies between 10-20%, which will translates into price differences of  $100-$400 depending on notebook models.

  • Consumer Lenovo Notebook  IdeaPad are manufactured to be used for shorter computing hours – between 2-4 hours a day.
  • Business Lenovo Notebook Thinkpad are manufactured to be used for long computing hours – between 4-10 hours a day.

However, we have seen people over-using the Consumer Lenovo Notebook IdeaPad for more than 4 hours a day consistently for long period of time. As a result, their notebook lifespan shorten and will probably fail in the 1st 2 years for use.  After having the faulty notebook. Ultimately, they ended poorer by spending more time and money to buy a new notebook.  We always advised our customer to get the right notebook for the right use.

We have created a simple table to compare the differences between Lenovo Notebook – Thinkpad and Ideapad.

Differences Between Lenovo Thinkpad and Ideapad

  Consumer
Grade
Market

Business
G
rade
Market

Naming

IdeaPad

Thinkpad

Origin

Started by Lenovo in 2008

Started by IBM in 1992. Bought over By Lenovo in 2005

Better Quality Parts – Lifespan

Shorter

Longer

Extended Warranty

Can upgrade to 3 years On-Site Warranty

Can upgrade to 5 years on-site Warranty

Standard Warranty

1 year carry-in warranty

3 years Next Business Day onsite warranty

Pre-installed Crapware – “Useless Software”

More

Little or None

More Durable – Built To Last, Survive Drops and spills better

No

Yes, The materials used as Titanium, Magnesium and Reinforced Plastic. Some models are  even military grade.

Screen Display

Glossy, Reflective

Matte, Anti-Glare, Better Viewing angle

Keyboard

Normal

Better, Tactile

Pointing Options

Trackpad only

Trackpad and Additional Red Trackpoint (for better pointing accuracy”

Lenovo Trackpoint

More Durable – Advanced Cooling Design and Mechanism

No

Yes

More Protection – ThinkVantage Active Protection System (Developed by IBM in 2003)  – protect the disk from any sudden accelerated movement

 

No

Yes

Better Security – Fingerprint Security

No

Optional

Better Security – Trusted Platform Module (TPM) – Data Encryption

No

Yes

Expansion, Connectivity – Docking Station or Port Replicator

No

Yes

Battery Life

2-4 hours

4-16 hours
(with 2nd Battery Pack)

2nd Battery Pack

No

Yes, Some models only

Preloaded Operating System

Windows 10 Home

Windows 10 Pro

Supported Operating System

Not mentioned

Linux

Remarkable Achievement

Not Known

The only Notebook that was used in the International Space Station.Their features include modifications to handle weightlessness, low density, and an adaptation to 28-volt power which is a very specific requirement of the Space Station.